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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007

News - Canada & the World

Before Dongfeng Race Team, since competing in i in 1989, I’ve only watched the Volvo Ocean Race just like any other fan from afar. One aspect of this race that I had some difficulty getting my head around at the beginning, has become a defining element for me, and for the communications strategy of Dongfeng Race Team. And that is the total comms lockdown onboard the boats. ... [more]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. If the first week of Leg 6 was all about strategy – ‘The Tack’, outrunning the cold front and skirting the South Atlantic High – then the second week has been all about boat speed. Relentless, high pressure, pour-it-on-and-don’t-blink boat speed. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race’s only North American stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, was set to open with a fanfare on Tuesday, while less than 500 nautical miles (nm) away at sea, six boats were battling desperately to become the first to join the party ... [more]  

Rio 2016 makes a stop at Lake Garda, Trentino. From Wednesday to Sunday all the Olympic and paralympic classes will be involved in the II leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup. ... [more]  

The RS:X Class Executive Committee changed the conditions for the Youth Scholarship 2015 by increasing the budget up to 3,000 EUR and changing the year from 2012 to 2013. ... [more]  

As veering winds help Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel to make gains back on Dongfeng Race team, it’s the centre of the high-pressure system, which has all teams’ full attention. ... [more]  

169 boats registered for the annual YRA spring slide to Vallejo Yacht Club.19 divisions with boats ranging from 20' to 52' loaded up with a wide variety of crew, from seasoned pros to the sometimes weekenders wandered out to the Berkeley Circle for the 11:AM first gun and the downhill, up river, 21.5 nm voyage to destination YRA Party Circuit #1 ... [more]  

In this episode sailors competing in Antigua Sailing Week and locals alike blow off some steam with a whole host of party games on Pigeon Beach. We also follow the thrills and spills of the invitational regatta, The Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge and go behind the scenes of the Orange Limited GreenTeam helping to make both the regatta and the island of Antigua a cleaner and greener place. ... [more]  

The inaugural Youth Challenge Trophy will be presented following the 35th edition of the Annapolis-to-Newport Race, which begins June 5, 2015 and has already attracted 85 entries. Skippers interested in vying for the special award must race with a crew that includes a minimum of three sailors that are under 25 years of age at the start of the race. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA have became the first America’s Cup team to sail an AC45S boat on the Great Sound in Bermuda. The AC45S is the development version of the AC45 class that can be used as a surrogate boat to be used as a test boat for the 3ft longer one design AC48 to be used in the America's Cup. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The first boats have now passed the 750-nautical-mile barrier to Newport. Dongfeng Race Team is still leading, but the fight for the second place is on between Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel while Mapfre and Team Alvimedica are battling hard for the fourth position. ... [more]  

America's talks with SoftBank Team Japan general manager Kazuhiko Sofuku, known as “Fuku” in the sailing world. He has a busy time ahead, following the team's announcement of its challenge last week, Fuku must assemble a team to compete at the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. The event begins in less than three months. ... [more]  

To discuss what all this means and what the future holds for the team, yachting commentator and America's Cup editor for Richard Gladwell joined Paul Henry this morning. Gladwell believes 'he has gone for the reasons he has said. It's a huge commitment to travel from Tauranga and he probably underestimated the time involved. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA became the first team to splash an AC45 in the 2017 America's Cup venue in Bermuda. Sailing trials are expected to be held soon. Emirates Team New Zealand are expected to be next team to sail a foiling AC45 when a test team trials their converted AC45 in England. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet found fair winds rather than the ill fortune of repute as they raced through the Bermuda Triangle in the thrilling leg six race towards Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on Monday. They all have under 1,000 nautical miles (nm) to go ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - All of the teams have crossed through the transition from a southwest breeze to a northeast one and are now sailing upwind around the Bermudan high-pressure system in a solid breeze. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's Chairman resigns by Richard Gladwell/ NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has confirmed that that Dr Keith Turner has resigned from the Emirates Team New Zealand Board. Turner, who lives in Tauranga about 2.5hours drive SE of Auckland, formally had his resignation recorded with the NZ Companies Office on May 4, 2015, it was effective from April 27, 2015. ... [more]  

There's one word that competitors won't be using to describe the final day of racing at the 2015 Yachting Cup, boring. Sunday's racing saw split head sails, shrimped kites, and a sailor in the water all in one race. Ultimately, it was Neil Fraser's Mexican Divorce that was selected as the overall winner for the 43rd annual Yachting Cup. ... [more]  

The skippers of Abu Dhabi, Dongfeng and Team SCA give their view on the the current state of a very close match race, once again, as the fleet head for Newport RI, USA ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Normally when I sit down to write the watch log, I start with some notes jotted down over the last few hours and translate it a very stable synopsis of the race. Tonight my words will be already old by the time I finish the report, so it’s best to just tune into the dashboard for the gains and losses ... [more]  

The Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Qingdao came to a nail-biting conclusion today, as SAP Extreme Sailing Team took their first ever Act win - and just for good measure, they scooped the Land Rover Above and Beyond Award for their outstanding performance as a team in China. ... [more]  

Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series – China’s Olympic sailing city lived up to its well-earned reputation for highly changeable and challenging sailing conditions in Act three, as poor visibility and gusty winds tested the skills of even the most experienced sailors on the circuit. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Ref! Ref! Substitution! by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
'Hello love, how did it go at work today?” It was great! I spent six hours grinding a sort of big mincing machine and from time to time they threw a bucket of water in my face. Who’d be a sailor in the VOR? You either like it or you don’t! ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – The Wave, Muscat staged a valiant comeback to score a resounding win in the final double points race in Qingdao which hoisted them to second place overall with Oman Air coming in four places behind ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - After being lifted all morning, it was Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel who gybed first away from the mid Atlantic high at 1630 UTC. ... [more]  

Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on July 25th and 26th this summer, BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and Ireland through to the Finals in 2017. ... [more]  

The Awards Ceremony for the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour. The glittering prize giving was attended by His Excellency the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams, Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy and Kenneth Kwok, Vice President of Yida Int'l Investment Group, ASW sponsors. ... [more]  

Sail Canada is proud to present the Athlete Development Pathway! Our goal with this pathway is to provide upcoming athletes with the appropriate direction to get started in a career of high performance sailing. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Gybe time! The long awaited manoeuvre has just played out at the front of the pack. Team Brunel led the move, gybing just minutes before Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing at about 16:42 UTC. Now on port, the two teams led the game back west to a smiling Dongfeng Race Team who then gybed about 7.5 nautical miles ahead and 2nm to leeward. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Three teams now set up and sailing in Bermuda by Richard Gladwell/ NZL
Three of the six teams entered, or who have indicated they will enter, the 2017 America's Cup are now set up and sailing Bermuda. Artemis Racing (SWE) are the third team to sail in two man foiling catamarans and joined the first team, Ben Ainslie Racing and Defenders Oracle Team USA. ... [more]  

America's Cup champions, Oracle Team USA have shifted base from San Francisco and are now in Bermuda, with their base in the final stages of construction - but being used. The team has been sailing in foiling Phantoms, until the launch of their AC45S on Monday. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – A patchy seven-knot breeze blew across the Chinese racecourse today as the nine international Extreme 40s took to the water in the shadows of the Qingdao skyscrapers at Act three. The change in conditions mirrored a change in rank within the fleet, as Team Turx powered by Kaya Ropes stepped up to the mark. Replay today’s racing here. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – Skippers Leigh McMillan and Stevie Morrison will be aiming to sprinkle some magic dust on the racetrack tomorrow after both Oman Sail teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air experienced challenging days in Qingdao, China, today ... [more]  

Dauphin Island Regatta tragedy- update + 15 min onboat video
Volvo Ocean Race - Tight battle at the front
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Amazing conditions on final day
Volvo Ocean Race - New opportunities for chasing pack
RCYC Team Racing - VOR Academy Newport, RI stopover
Extreme Sailing Series™ – SAP on form in the fog
Second annual CanAm Challenge – Registration open
Extreme Sailing Series – Fog lifts for day 2
ISAF President - I have a dream !
Volvo Ocean Race - All tangled up
Volvo Ocean Race - Seaweed and more seaweed
America’s Cup Community Sailing Project to create a legacy for Bermuda
Canadian Head of Sailing World Cup - directs an ISAF success - video *Feature
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Day 4 + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet awaits a solid right-hand shift
Volvo Ocean Race - '70 percent rebuilt, in half the time' + Videos
Extreme Sailing Series™ - Getting race ready with Cheng Yeng Kit
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3 - Heavy fog on Day 1
Clipper Round the World Race – Canadian skipper revealed
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel collides with a large fish
Volvo Ocean Race – Another lead change   
Volvo Ocean Race - A nail-biting decision   
C. Thomas Clagett Regatta announces its 2015 Sponsors   
California kick off for 16th World Match Racing Tour Season   
Defender to assist new Japanese Challenger at 35th America's Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race - Aggressive move by Team SCA   
Team Alvimedica's Will Oxley celebrates a big birthday at sea   
Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta - Offshore or Inshore? *Feature   
52 Super Series 2015 - Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week launch   
All sails set for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Aarhus   
2017 America’s Cup – Butterfield named official Bermuda Bank   
Volvo Ocean Race – The Poker game game continues as Abu Dhabi leads   
Keel design scrutinised in UK Marine Accident report on Cheeki Rafiki   
Volvo Ocean Race – Close game at the head of the fleet   
Website error put Dauphin Island Regatta racers into deadly storm   
America's Cup: Who is Emirates Team NZ's Peter Burling?   
Volvo Ocean Race - Battling to reduce the leverage   
Splits breaks and gains through Doldrums in Volvo Ocean Race   
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel leading the fleet to Newport   
2015 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award to be held this year   

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